Idea No 5: Mark our New Year with Resolutions (sent in by a mum!)
We don’t celebrate our new year, but we can make it meaningful as a family. We (children AND parents!) created a flag with our goals for the year (main pic above). It is something for them to think about every day. Perhaps a sticker can be given for each day the child and parent remember the Akhlaq they wish to make into a habit.
NB: Goals can be anything! As well as an Akhlaqi goal, why not have a goal for the body, the brain, the soul… increase or decrease this according to the age of the child.
This idea has also been used in classrooms! Here’s what one teacher said: “This year in the girls’ classes we asked them to pick 3 small things that they knew was good to do, and encouraged them to try and make it a habit by doing it over the next 40 days – from Ashura to Arbaeen. May Allah accept our mourning for Aba Abdillah, and help us transform it into true knowledge and bettering ourselves, Inshallah.”